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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Tech Will Be Mandatory, say Feds

4 February 2014 – 22:10 |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) will soon propose rules for vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications on U.S. roads, it announced yesterday. The agency is now finalizing a report on a 2012 trial with …

Copenhagen Pioneers Smart Electric-Bike Sharing

12 January 2014 – 17:15 |

Copenhagen, the city that popularized bike sharing in the 1990s, is replacing its coin-operated clunkers with electric motor–assisted bicycles with their own touch-screen instrument panels. The bikes, which the city beta-tested this past September and …

Self-Driving Car Rules Will Lag Tech, Think Tanks Predict

9 January 2014 – 12:00 |

Like an impatient teenager, self-driving car technology will be ready to hit the road well before authorities are ready to license it, predict a pair of studies released last week. That may not be such …

Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars in Traffic

3 December 2013 – 12:00 |

Volvo and a consortium of Swedish research institutions will test self-driving cars in street traffic in and around Gothenburg starting in 2017, they announced yesterday. The project begins next year with customer research and hardware …